Success is often thought of as a one-time thing; we either succeed, or we don’t. However, it is more accurate to think of success as a process that involves getting consistent results instead. Each level of success requires a new level of thinking. With each new level of thinking comes new opportunities for getting results. Success is thus not only the process of becoming successful but also the act of continuing to take action even though you are already successful! Success requires us to adopt a certain mindset that allows us to see things in a different light, and then take advantage of that enhanced vision by taking consistent action toward our goals.
Sometimes there are areas in our business that we can't pinpoint. It may be because that particular area is a subconscious decision or behavior, making it difficult for us to identify the real problem. Often times when we are stuck, all we need is a sort of "shot in the arm" to help us create new insights based on our current situation. Successful people know how valuable self-insight can be.
Our subconscious runs 90% of what we do. When the subconscious and conscious are not in alignment, you end up with inconsistent results. Success is a great example of this. Success means you’re doing something that leads to the desired outcome – whether it be climbing a mountain or earning a certain amount of money – consistently.
Consistent results happen when your subconscious and conscious are running in tandem, rather than at odds with each other. When you're able to align them, you get more consistent results.
In this article, I'll be sharing three tips to help you improve the alignment between your subconscious and conscious mind, so that you can get more consistent results.
Tip #1: Identify the real problem.
If you want more consistent results when climbing to the top, then start by identifying what's holding you back or stopping you from getting where you want to be.
Success is a process that involves getting consistent results, but if you're not sure what's stopping you from being successful then you'll have a tough time trying to get more consistent results. A lot of times the problem goes much deeper than how it is presenting itself. For example, when I have a client that is struggling with procrastination there is generally a much deeper cause for the problem.
In fact, many times procrastination is related to fear and there are different reasons for the fear. Everyone procrastinates on some level, but if it is affecting the most important parts of your business, the ones that you know that if you did it, you would reach the next level, then it's time to take a deeper look as to why you do it.
In order to identify what's holding you back, ask yourself some questions:
· What is it that stops me from pursuing my goals? Then ask, how is that a problem?
Tip #2: Discover what caused the problem or where it first occurred.
The biggest thing that holds us back is the belief that we are either bound to fail or bound for greatness. Success is not predetermined, but it often feels like it is because of our beliefs. Your subconscious mind will always go with what you believe, so if your beliefs are not helping you get where you want to be, then you need to change them.
Success is a habit and it's often easy to get discouraged and give up when we don't immediately see results. That is why you have to believe that what you want is possible for you, otherwise the best version of yourself will never be revealed.
Effectively achieving more consistent results requires taking an honest look at where the problem first occurred or what caused it. Sometimes what caused the problem is not as obvious as you may think but if you dig in, you may be able to find it.
A great example of this is a client I worked with who struggled with weight loss in the past. She had lost a lot of weight and had a lot of success, but still had a tremendous amount of guilt around eating food, going on trips, and being out socially. What we discovered is that when she was young, her parents celebrated good things that happened with food, specifically junk food. These were great memories for her and she enjoyed these moments immensely. What happened was she had subconsciously associated the ability to have fun with food and had a very difficult time sticking to her new healthy lifestyle because she believed that she couldn’t have fun without junk food. This created a lot of guilt, and she would then beat herself up about not sticking to her goal. Once we were able to identify the problem, and then get to the reason or the cause, we were able to fix the behavior so that it no longer occurred. What’s even better is that we were able to fix this problem that had been affecting her for her entire life, in just a few short hours.
To get to the cause of the problem, again, use a series of great questions to get to the cause. Ask yourself when did this first occur or where else does this behavior show up? This questioning and the answers provided, lead directly to the next phase in the process which is fixing the problem. Asking specifics about the problem, how you do the problem, and where and when it first occurred are all key pieces.
Tip# 3: Fix the problem so that it doesn't keep happening.
Once you have found where the problem first occurred or what caused it, then you can move forward to fixing it so that it doesn't keep happening. This part requires digging in where the solution already exists inside of your subconscious mind.
The transformation process is always an internal journey, even if you are trying to change external behaviors. Once you do this, then you are ready to move forward, but until this phase is complete fixing the problem can be challenging.
This was eye-opening for my client when she realized that her own weight loss journey was not about body image or what she ate, it was about uncovering why she had struggled so much with food in the past and how to work around that. Once we discovered what caused the problem, we were able to reframe it so that she could have both food and fun simultaneously.
The process of how to change a habit is never about simply trying harder or even changing your behavior, it's about discovering where the problem first occurred and then getting to the cause of it. When you do this, you will have more consistent results.
In Conclusion: When you start with an approach from a place of fixing the problem at the subconscious level, you are able to set yourself up for success. Success is not predetermined, it’s a result of what you believe. Successful people have beliefs that lead them to the top and achieving more consistent results demands taking an honest look at where the problem first occurred and then fixing that so that it doesn't keep happening.
I hope you enjoyed this article on how to get consistent results in your business. If you are a successful business owner, entrepreneur, or professional and haven’t been able to reach your next level of success and want help getting there rapidly, check out: How I Helped a Business Owner go from Zero Business to Over $1 Million
To your TOTAL success,
Kim Lebbing is a Success and Mindset Coach with 10 years of experience in the coaching industry, Kim has a proven track record of getting massive results for her clients. She is an NLP Master Coach and Trainer and has aligned with 3 different schools for her NLP Certifications over the last 8 years.
Kim has created a unique 4 Hour Process that rapidly shifts minds to ignite the fire and motivation that will help you take massive action to reach your highest goals without time-consuming seminars, training, and programs. She gets to the root of the problem and fixes it so that you can have rapid results and can move your business forward.